Claudio Abbado

1933 - 2014

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Claudio Abbado (Italian pronunciation: [ˈklaudjo abˈbaːdo]; 26 June 1933 – 20 January 2014) was an Italian conductor who was one of the leading conductors of his generation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claudio Abbado has received more than 534,298 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Claudio Abbado is the 2nd most popular conductor, the 350th most popular biography from Italy (down from 334th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Conductor.

Claudio Abbado is most famous for his work as a conductor. He is the founder and director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and was the music director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1989 to 2002.

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Among conductors, Claudio Abbado ranks 2 out of 97Before him are Herbert von Karajan. After him are Arturo Toscanini, Daniel Barenboim, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Sergiu Celibidache, Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Lorin Maazel, Bruno Walter, Karl Böhm, and Riccardo Muti.

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Among people born in 1933, Claudio Abbado ranks 12Before him are Yoko Ono, Michael Caine, Montserrat Caballé, James Brown, Dalida, and Nina Simone. After him are Lina Medina, Just Fontaine, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jalal Talabani, Philip Roth, and Tinto Brass. Among people deceased in 2014, Claudio Abbado ranks 7Before him are Gabriel García Márquez, Robin Williams, Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, and Eduard Shevardnadze. After him are Joe Cocker, Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, and Luis Aragonés.

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Among people born in Italy, Claudio Abbado ranks 350 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Anacletus (1), Pope Innocent IV (1195), Pope Boniface I (370), Pope Benedict II (635), Petronius Maximus (396), and Primo Levi (1919). After him are Pope John XV (1000), Matteo Ricci (1552), Pope Lucius III (1110), Cato the Younger (-95), Pope Sergius III (860), and Gordian III (225).


Among conductors born in Italy, Claudio Abbado ranks 1After him are Arturo Toscanini (1867), Riccardo Muti (1941), Carlo Maria Giulini (1914), Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946), Riccardo Chailly (1953), Victor de Sabata (1892), Claudio Scimone (1934), and Daniele Gatti (1961).